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  1. Annual 2008 Wrap-up

    Over 22,000 attendees soaked up the rays in Anaheim, California June 26-July 2 at the 2008 ALA Annual Conference. This brief compendium of conference highlights includes such luminaries as Jamie Lee Curtis, Dean Koontz, Lisa Loeb, Wes Studi, Vernon Jordan ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Your ALA Annual Conference & You!

    Gee willakers! Check out this swell 1950's-style educational film that gives you the A-B-Cs of having a jim-dandy time at Annual Conference. It's packed with so many super tips that every Billy and Sue out there will exclaim, "Golly! Can we ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Illinois State Librarian Visits School for National Library Week

    Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White visits Chicago's Walt Disney Magnet School April 14 and answers questions from students to kick off National Library Week 2008. More ALA videos available at alfocus.ala.org. ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. National Library Week: College Reference Desk

    "Can athlete's foot catch on fire?" "Do you guys need any tutors for football?" "Do you have anything to eat?" These and other urgent academic library reference questions are answered in this final National Library Week ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. PLA Conference 2008

    #ebooks Comedian and Keynote Speaker Paula Poundstone kicks off this overview of the 2008 Public Library Association Conference (March 25- 29) in Minneapolis, explaining why her new book took nine years to write. Other highlights include Nancy Pearl discu ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. National Library Week: Monkey Wars

    digital content Imagine there was a movie at your local multiplex called "Monkey Wars: Part 6." Sounds like the greatest movie ever, right? But what would you do if you had not seen Parts 1 through 5? One solution is given in this celebration of ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. National Library Week: People Magazine

    digital content Here's an unpleasant fact: If the cost of People magazine had risen as fast as the cost of academic library periodicals since 1990, its subscription would cost $150 per year. In this National Library Week (April 13-19) video, an avid ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. National Library Week: Go Fish

    digital content Two card players, fiercely battling over a hand of... Go Fish. But in this game, the stakes are high because these aren't ordinary cards. "Do you have a MasterCard?" "Mass transit card?" "Myrtle Beach Nudist C ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. National Library Week: Vending Machine

    digital content Do you ever put all of your change into a vending machine, and then wish there were options other than Doritos, Fritos, Snickers, and Skittles? To help celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19), we spin a tale with a very happy (v)endi ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. National Library Week: Super Sized

    digital content Nothing is more popular than McDonald's, right? Don't be so sure. To help celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19), take a trip through the information drive-through and see what ends up in your take-out bag. Fact: There are ...

    Anonymous - 03/14/2013 - 15:31 - American Libraries Magazine